Every year I debate about when I should bring the blog back from hibernation. Is the timing right? Will there be anything to talk about, or will all the sales just be a bunch of shirtless guys selling rugs? (Note: That post was so long ago that I don’t really remember if they were shirtless, but they definitely, definitely were.)
This year, I knew I’d made the right choice when I saw these words in a yardsale listing: “we have a dragon bike.” Or, as I read them in my mind’s eye:
THIS IS WHAT YOU’VE BEEN TRAINING FOR
A dragon bike? What the hell is a dragon bike?? This is Northern California, so anything’s possible, and sure enough…
They had a dragon bike! (Made out of recycled water bottles, per the owner, who noted my interest after she saw me snapping photos with my tongue lolling out of my mouth.)
Of course, what she didn’t mention in the ad…was that she actually had…..
TWO DRAGON BIKES!!! (This photo didn’t come out as well because I was afraid if I got caught again I’d have to buy the thing out of shame.)
This is totally unrelated to yardsales, but something similar happened when we first moved out here. One of the apartment listings mentioned that the place had a “whale driveway.” (What the hell is a whale driveway?) We didn’t end up taking it, but months later curiosity got the best of me, and I drove out to check the place out.
We almost lived here:
We’re moving back east in a couple of months, and man, I have to say—leaving NorCal is going to be terrible for the blog. I’d better stock up on weirdness while I can.
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